Haiku Deck Classroom: Brand New for Teachers

Haiku Deck is a long-time favorite presentation tool. Anyone can create beautiful and engaging presentations quickly and easily on a web browser, iPad, and iPhone app. If you love this presentation tool too, you’ll be excited about their recent release. Now they’ve come out with a new product just for educators called, Haiku Deck Classroom. Haiku Deck Classroom […]

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5 Ways to Keep the Olympics Going All School Year

It’s over… or is it. The Olympics might have come to an end this summer but you can still bring the excitement from this global event into your classroom. This list doesn’t include Olympic lesson plans but instead provides ideas for how to make connections to the summer games throughout the school year. I hope you’ll find a […]

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The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards Based Learning

If you’re looking for Common Core resources, Sargy Letuchy a high school ESL teacher from the Chicago area has put together a paperback and ebook resource for educators. This resource is title The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards Based Learning, Common Core 6-12. It’s a compilation of innovative visual instructional tools designed for English, Science, and History […]

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7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

Searching for informational text or the perfect short passage for your next lesson? Integrating current events into your lessons is a powerful way to reach multiple educational goals. I’m a big fan of a current events lesson that introduce students to big ideas about the world while setting a purpose for learning. One of my […]

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Creating App Lists for Families

Back-to-school is a popular time to share resource lists with families. As educators, we know that dialogue with parents might start at events early in the school year, but it definitely doesn’t stop there. As a classroom teacher using iPads one-to-one with students, I often heard the following question from parents: “What type of apps […]

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Behavior Management Tool from Bloomz Mobile & Web App

Looking to start the school year off strong? Or need a way to reset classroom management? Earlier this summer I shared the super cool tool Bloomz. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. With this platform teachers can communicate and coordinate with families as they work to build community at their school. Teachers can now […]

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8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School

Earlier this summer I shared a post on 5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard (read it here). It’s been super popular and I wanted to share eight tips for teachers who are using Google Cardboard in school this year. On this list you’ll find a handful of things you may not know about Google Cardboard and […]

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7 Ways Pythonroom Makes Starting A Coding Class Easy

Thinking about starting a coding class? Not sure if you know enough about computer science to host your own coding class? The folks at Pythonroom have created a fantastic online platform for teachers who want to bring coding into the classroom but… don’t know how to code. Hiring a computer science teacher or training teachers on computer […]

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Grammar Lessons, Videos and Activities from GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers a wide range of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities.  Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos, receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises, and apply their knowledge through writing activities. Teachers can register on […]

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6 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards in Your School

Have you heard of PBIS Rewards? This PBIS management system makes it quick and easy to continuously reward students for meeting behavior expectations. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It’s an initiative that many schools have adopted to provide a common framework for behavior across a school or district. PBIS Rewards was designed to make […]

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